Forward Operating Base Delhi massacre

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Forward Operating Base Delhi Massacre
LocationGarmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
DateAugust 10, 2012
TargetU.S. Marines
Attack type
Mass shooting
WeaponsAK-47
Deaths3 US Marines of 3rd Battalion 8th Marines (Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, Cpl. Richard Rivera, and Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley)[1]
Injured1 U.S. Marine
VictimsStaff Sgt. Cody Rhode
PerpetratorsChai Boy of Afghan District Police Chief Sarwar Jan

Forward Operating Base Delhi massacre are murders that occurred on August 10, 2012 at the Forward Operating Base Delhi within Garmsir village, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. A young man, who had been allowed to live on the base, killed three unarmed U.S. Marines; one Marine was also severely injured.[2]

Incident[edit]

The local police chief's tea boy (victim of the Afghan practise of bacha bazi) Aynoddin,[1] stole an AK-47 from an unlocked barrack. Aynoddin entered the gym and fired from the AK-47 at eight marines until he was out of ammunition. As Aynoddin left the gym he stated to Afghan police officers "I just did jihad. Don't you want to do jihad, too? If not, I will kill you."[3] Aynoddin was not arrested after the Afghan Police disarmed him.

Investigation[edit]

Aynoddin was identified as the gunman the other Afghan police officers present and the Taliban took responsibility. Naval Criminal Investigative Service has been conducting an investigation since the incident occurred. The United States Attorney's Office in New York is currently investigating NCIS' case. United States Congressman from New York Peter King has written letters to NCIS' director Mark Clookie and the USMC Commandant Gen. James F. Amos asking the status of the investigation.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marine Corps Times (August 2013). "Marine who warned of insider attack threat facing career's end".
  2. ^ "Official: Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops, cnn.com, August 10, 2012. Retrieved on August 28, 2012.
  3. ^ Deadly insider attack that left 3 U.S. Marines dead was work of an Afghan teenager, washingtonpost.com, August 17, 2012. Retrieved on August 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Family of fallen Marine blasts NCIS' secrecy, armytime.com, March 5, 2013. Retrieved on August 28, 2012.

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